Posts Tagged ‘Christ the King’

Jesus Christ is King

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

It has been the practice of the Church since 1925 to mark the last Sunday of the Church year by celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King. At the time of the establishment of the feast with his encyclical Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI was concerned with a spreading wave of anti-clericalism and secularism, and […] [Read more]

The Son of Man

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The sign above Jesus on the Cross called him “king.” He was called king too at his birth, when the wise men came to do him homage, and his ministry was dedicated to proclaiming the kingdom of God. The followers of Jesus for the most part, both in the Gospels and throughout the rest of […] [Read more]

Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Some years ago when I was serving on a committee to evaluate the way scripture is used in the liturgy, our attention turned to the line “Thy kingdom come” in our analysis of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:10). One participant thought the word “thy” was archaic and unintelligible to people today.  Another scholar said the […] [Read more]

The Royal Throne of Christ the King

Friday, March 29th, 2013

In the early morning hours of Friday, while he was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was arrested, having been betrayed with a kiss.  When the soldiers and guards said they were looking for Jesus the Nazorean, he replied, “I am” (Jn 18:5).  He was then taken before the authorities, the high priest and […] [Read more]